Check out my friend Leo Jack’s new website – voyagerwatertaxi.com Leo Jack, was born and raised in the community of Kyuquot, or Ka:’yu:’k’th’ (means place of many winds) in the language of the First Nations band of the village. He’s been a resident of the area since 1962. Leo’s familiarity with the waters here ensures that you’ll get to your destination efficiently and safely. If you’re looking to save a few strokes while… Read More
I had the extraordinary opportunity to help conceptualize and lead a video project for BC Marine Trails in late August / early September. It was an exceptional experience and one that I will treasure for a long time to come. After adventures such as these, one comes back a little bit different and a little bit better. I am grateful to have set paddle to water in one of the most amazing… Read More
My friend and documentary filmmaker Paul Novy icebergfilms.com captured our moments in Kyuquot Sound and Rugged Point wonderfully in this short video segment. This is a part of an overall project, to showcase nature, photography and the relationships we have with our surroundings. There will be much more to come.
Rugged Point Beautiful and wild. Mysterious and remote. Rugged Point is located on the west coast of northern Vancouver Island and near the southwest end of Kyuquot Channel. This place is incredible! In the Fall, 2016 edition of Wildcoast Magazine, editor and publisher John Kimantas ranked this as “the real best beach!” Above all the other contenders! John knows what he is talking about too. wildcoastmagazine.com On September 11th, 2014, a lone… Read More
This past weekend we were greeted by members of the Surfrider Foundation (Vancouver Island) at Rugged Point. After a long 21 km paddle from Fair Harbour we were invited to their camp for spaghetti and the warmth of a campfire. J.F., James, Lynn, “Chico” and the whole gang had been out at Rugged Point for several days cleaning up the beaches. I applaud their continued efforts and am grateful for their hospitality…. Read More
…the last time I entered the territory of the Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’ / Che:k:tles7et’h’ First Nation in 2013, my kayak was swept away below the high tide line which left me stranded for 3 days on Spring Island. The land and sea is formidable, mysterious and absolute. My images created in the territory during this time lead to publications in BC Magazine and National Geographic Traveler U.K. You get what you give and you… Read More
Fair Harbour is a remote outpost on the Northwest side of Vancouver Island. In May, 2013 I hitched a ride from here with Leo Jack and Voyager Water Taxi voyagerwatertaxi.com to the small village of Kyuquot and from there I paddled to Spring Island. This time though, documentary film maker Paul Novy from icebergfilms.com and I will be arriving in Fair Harbour on the afternoon of September 1st. We will be launching our kayaks early on… Read More
British Columbia Magazine is a one of a kind publication, showcasing all the great things and places about British Columbia: bcmag.ca I’m very proud to have one of my images featured on the bottom of page 13 of the Summer, 2017 edition.
I’m definitely hoping not, but even if it just happens once that’s okay too. I mentioned late last month via social media that I had some very exciting news. One of my images, created in 2013 on Northwest Vancouver Island is going to be featured in the April 2017 National Geographic Traveler (UK) edition. To have an image featured in this fabled publication is humbling and I am to say the least… Read More
I will be the first to admit that a lot has been written about this topic. Things like flat ground, proximity to water and firewood, avoiding areas where wildlife activity is evident certainly all do stand out as being obvious. Sometimes though, you don’t have too much of a choice and have to improvise, such as when I was stranded for the night on Vargas Island. My only advice is to plan… Read More